Pin money for charity

CUSTOMERS at a Morpeth building society have helped to raise hundreds of pounds for Asthma UK.

The Leeds Building Society branch in Bridge Street joined in a national scheme to sell pin badges of TV favourite Bagpuss for the charity.

A total of £840 was collected.

Morpeth Branch Manager Denise Godwin said: “We are very pleased to have supported Asthma UK by selling its Bagpuss pin badges. They certainly caught the imagination. This campaign provided a great opportunity for staff and customers in Morpeth to raise awareness of this very common condition.”